Many companies advertise “heavily” on the radio, TV and the internet promising that they can resolve and settle any and all tax problems for pennies on the dollar or get you an 80-90% reduction.

BEWARE! I highly caution you to NOT call these advertisers.

Here is why you should not be ripped off by these unscrupulous companies, http://www.myirstaxrelief.com/files/tax_negotiation.pdf

What you need is an actual tax firm or law firm that specializes in tax representation. If any attorney states that ONLY lawyers could represent you before the IRS, beware and avoid this lawyer. You can be represented by Enrolled Agents (Tax experts, federally licensed and regulated by IRS directly), CPAs licensed by their respective states, or lawyers as licensed by their respective states.

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Dear Client & Perspective Client:

Year-end tax planning is especially challenging this year because Congress has yet to act on a host of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. Some of these tax breaks may be retroactively reinstated and extended, but Congress may not decide the fate of these tax breaks until the very end of this year (and, possibly, not until next year). These breaks include, for individuals: the option to deduct state and local sales and use taxes instead of state and local income taxes; the above-the-line-deduction for qualified higher education expenses; tax-free IRA distributions for charitable purposes by those age 70-1/2 or older; and the exclusion for up-to-$2 million of mortgage debt forgiveness on a principal residence. For businesses, tax breaks that expired at the end of last year and may be retroactively reinstated and extended include: 50% bonus first year depreciation for most new machinery, equipment and software; the $500,000 annual expensing limitation; the research tax credit; and the 15-year write-off for qualified leasehold improvements, qualified restaurant buildings and improvements and qualified retail improvements.

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I came across this good article, and I wanted to share with you.

Checking Up on the Affordable Care Act

By Rande Spiegelman

SOURCE: SCHWAB

 With all the commentary and debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” it can be difficult to figure out what to expect as an individual. The effects of the new law will vary from person to person and state to state, but as investors, we should pay particular attention to five key tax changes.

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It is crucial for your business that you hire a tax professional in order to get proper assistance with your tax audit. Mike Habib EA, the right tax professional, will be able to help you protect and generate more money for your business. Professional tax audit assistance can help you all year long, advising and giving you tips regarding any tax problems. When you have the right help, you will be relieved from stress throughout the year. However, finding a right tax audit help can be a little difficult. Read on to understand how you can find professional tax audit help suitable for your business needs.

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Tax preparation can be a very difficult task, especially when you are not good with numbers. Many people try their hands in doing their own taxes but end up in even more confusion and frustration. Seeking professional help is a better idea when it comes to tax preparation. Mike Habib EA, a tax professional, can help save you money and time, all the while relieving you from stress.

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Once you come to know that your tax return is to be audited by the IRS, panicking will be your first instinct. There will be no need for panicking if you seek professional help. Mike Habib is a  tax professional and will help you in preparing for the IRS tax audit and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.  Generally, it is a proven fact that individuals must not handle the proceedings of audits themselves. The reason for this is that individuals aren’t aware about the IRS and their proceedings; they may even give out certain information that can open up an even more thorough investigation.

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Taxation is the area in which there can’t be any error, especially if it’s a business. There are so many mistakes an individual can possibly make like penalties, interest and additional taxes. Poor record keeping can result in an audit which is quite an expensive and time consuming procedure. An audit can lead to penalties which can further cause you to lose money. This is the reason why hiring a tax professional is better as compared to doing your taxes yourself.

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Did your business incur and report a loss for tax year 2013? By now, you’ve probably made the decision of whether to carry the loss forward to future tax years or back to a prior tax year. Here’s a quick overview of carrybacks and carryforwards.

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Every year we add new clients to our firm, usually the client is looking for a change because their tax preparer, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or EA (Enrolled Agent), has retired, or passed away, or sold their practice or just need a more attention and better one-on-one tax advice.

If your tax preparer, CPA or EA, is no longer meeting your needs, we provide a complimentary 15 minutes to get to know our tax firm. Our clients enjoy working with our boutique tax firm for these main reasons:

  1. Clients always deal with Mike Habib directly, the principal of the firm,
  2. Clients trust our A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and our firm’s endorsement by financial guru Dave Ramsey,
  3. Clients get outstanding service and specialized tax knowledge and expert advice.

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The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, today rejected the IRS appeal in the case of Loving v. IRS in which three independent tax return preparers argued that the IRS had overstepped its authority when implementing the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) program.
The RTRP program was created to regulate paid tax preparers other than those already under Circular 230’s regulatory structure such as Enrolled Agents, certified public accountants and attorneys. The program required other paid preparers to register with the IRS, pass a competency test and complete specified continuing education annually.

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